Spiritual Dictionary Section L

Laborer- "To be a laborer together with God means to strive and wrestle to grow up into Christ's likeness." 6BC 1086


Lady- "Our idea of the gentleman and the lady is measured by the intellect and the moral worth, not by money." 3T 154


Lake of fire - The second death. Revelation 20:14; 21:8. Contrast to the        Sea of Glass. The lake of fire is a spiritual experience of        separation from God requiring a cleansing of fire and total   destruction. CO.


Lambs - context of John 21:15 - "This was a work (feeding His lambs) in which Peter had but little experience; but he could not be complete in Christian life unless he learned to feed the lambs, those who are young in the faith.” EV 346 See little ones.


Lamb like horns – “The lamb like horns indicate youth, innocence, and gentleness, fitly representing the character of the United States when presented to the prophet as “coming up” in 1798.” GC 441


Lame - " In all our work we must obey the laws which God has given, that the physical and spiritual energies may work in harmony. Men may have a form of godliness, they may even preach the gospel, and yet be unpurified and unsanctified. Ministers should be strictly temperate in their eating and drinking, lest they make crooked paths for their feet, turning the lame--those weak in the faith--out of the way." CD 382


Lamp – A concept that brings clarity, direction, and a revelation of the Lord and assists in our ability to live out His instructions. CO

Thy commandment is a lamp. Proverbs 6:23

The lamp of the wicked is sin. Proverbs 21:4

The spirit of the man is the lamp of the Lord. Proverbs 20:27

The Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105


Lamp- "By the lamp is represented the word of God." Ps. 119:105, COL 406


Land – Glorious – Daniel 11:16,41,45 – See Glorious Land.


Latter Rain – God will give it. Joel 2:23

   Job. Job 29:23

   Kings favour. Proverbs 16:15

   Moses’ doctrine. Deuteronomy 32:2

   Need to ask God for it. Zechariah 10:1

                      Remnant of Jacob. Micah 5:7


Latter Rain- "The latter rain, ripening earth's harvest, represents the spiritual grace that prepares the church for the coming of the Son of Man." TM 506


Latter Rain – God’s appointed opportunities – “The convocations of the church, as in camp meetings, the assemblies of the home church, and all occasions where there is personal labor for souls, are God’s appointed opportunities for giving the early and the latter rain.” TM 508


Laver – See Sea


Law – of Moses – Deuteronomy 4:12-14; II Kings 21:8; Daniel 9:11 In these three texts God differentiates between the laws that He gave us, ie. the Ten Commandments and the laws that He gave to us through His servant Moses. CO


Law - Ten Commandments.

          Before Mt. Sinai

1. Genesis 35:2-4

2. Genesis 31:19-34

3. Genesis 12:3

4. Exodus 5:5; 16:4-26

5. Genesis 9:20-25

6. Genesis 4:8-15

7. Genesis 39:7-9

8. Genesis 44:8-16

9. Genesis 27:12

10. Genesis 25:29-34; 27:1-45


          At Mt. Sinai

Exodus 20:1-17 God presented as the Creator.

Deuteronomy 5:5-21 God presented as the Redeemer.


          In the New Testament

1. Matthew 4:10

2. I John 5:21; Acts 17:29

3. I Timothy 6:1

4. Matthew 24:20; Mark 2:27-28; John 5&9; Acts 13:14,27,42,44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4; Hebrews 4:1-10; Revelation 1:10, 4:11, 14:7

5. Matthew 15:1-9; 19:19; James 2:11

6. Romans 13:9; James 2:11

7. Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9

8. Romans 13:9

9. Romans 13:9

10. Romans 7:7; 13:9


Law- "Christ was both the law and the gospel." 2SM 106


Law- "The law is the gospel of Christ veiled; the gospel of Jesus is nothing more or less than the law defined, showing its far reaching principles." R&H 2: 398 5/27/1890


Law - "The law is an expression of the thought of God; when received in Christ, it becomes our thought. It lifts us above the power of natural desires and tendencies, above the temptations that lead to sin. God desires us to be happy, and He gave us the precepts of the law that in obeying them we might have joy." DA 308


Law and the prophets- "All things whatsoever that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Mt 7:12


League – Entering into a covenant relationship between two parties. Israel not to enter into a league with the Gentiles. Israel to make a league/covenant with God. CO

Not to enter into league/covenant relationships with the nations of Canaan. Deuteronomy 7:2; Judges 2:2

David enters into a league/covenant relationship with Abner. II Samuel 3:12-21

          Gibeonites enter into league with Israel by deception. Judges 9

God will punish Egypt and all of those in league with her. Ezekiel 30:1-8

          Jonathan had made a league/covenant with David. I Samuel 22:8

King of the north shall enter into a league/covenant but he shall become strong with a little people. Daniel 11:23

Solomon and Hiram make a league/covenant with each other. I Kings 5:12

Unsafe league between Asa, king of Judah, and Benhadad, king of Syria, to break Benhadad’s league with Baasha, king of Israel. Not in God’s plan. I Kings 15:16-21

See Mingle, Mixed, Covenant


The Hebrew word Chabar (Strong’s 02266) is used for the word league in Daniel 11:23. This word is translated in other parts of the Bible to mean to unite, to ally, to join, to couple.

The two armies joined at the vale of Siddim in the war for Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 14:1-3; Daniel 11:6

The five curtains coupled together in the sanctuary. Exodus 26:3

A charmer in the list of people that should not be in Israel. Deuteronomy 18:9-12; Psalms 58:5

An unacceptable joining between Jehoshaphat and Ahaziah. II Chronicles 20:35-37

A compact between peoples, cities, and countries. Psalms 122:3

In the Strong’s Concordance a similar greek word is Herodias.


Learn of Christ – “To learn of Christ means to receive His grace, which is His character. But those who do not appreciate and utilize the precious opportunities and sacred opportunities and sacred influences granted them on earth, are not fitted to take part in the pure devotion of heaven. Their characters are not molded according to the divine similitude….” COL 271


Leaven- "Leaven of malice and wickedness." I Cor 5:8


Leaven- "Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees." Mt 16:1-12


Leaven- "The leaven in the meal represents the progressive work of divine grace in the human heart." 2SP 247


Leaven – “The prevailing monotony of the religious round of service in our churches needs to be disturbed. The leaven of activity needs to be introduced, that our church members may work along new lines, and devise new methods. The Holy Spirits’ power will move upon hearts when this dead, lifeless monotony is broken up, and many will begin to work in earnest who never before thought of being anything but idle spectators.” TM 204


Leopard - A symbol of destruction and, or, judgment. A comparison to a beast of the field usually discussed in the context of a judgment on rebellious Israel. Often presented in tandem with a cohort of destructive beasts - lion, wolves, bear, dragon, or serpent.

1. Judgment - Jeremiah 5:1-6; Hosea 13:5-8; Habakkuk 1:5-11

2. One of the symbolic quartet of prophetic nations - Daniel 7:6; Revelation 13:2  

3. When God is finished even destructive beasts will be at peace in heaven - Isaiah 11:1-9

See Brass, Greek, Javan.


Leviathan - A multi-headed serpent monster who symbolizes Satan. CO

God will destroy Leviathan with His sword. Isaiah 27:1

God will dry up the waters as part of His plan to destroy   Leviathan. Psalms 74:15; Isaiah 27:1

Leviathan is multi-headed and lives in the river. Psalms 74:12-15

Leviathan lives in the sea, or amongst the people. Psalms 104:24-26; Isaiah 27:1

Leviathan is also named as the crossing serpent and as the crooked serpent. Isaiah 27:1

Leviathan, as the serpent and dragon, is referred to as the great red dragon, and that serpent of Revelation 12:9. This would indicate that Leviathan is Egypt (Ezekiel 29:1-3; and Rome – the agency that Satan used to attack Jesus in Revelation 12:4; and all other agencies seeking to harm God’s cause and God’s people. CO

Leviathan is also referred to as the king of the children of pride. Job 41:1-34

          See Dragon, Serpent, and Flood.


Libyans - A group of people who almost always show up in Scripture as allies of the Egyptians - both literally and spiritually. CO

Libya classed amongst the "mingled" people who have allied themselves to Egypt in conflict against God's servant   Nebuchadnezzar. Ezekiel 30:1-10; Jeremiah 46:1-10

Libya presented as joined to Gog and Magog against God. Ezekiel 38:1-7

Libya, as always attached to Egypt, joined with the king of the north in conflict against God's people. Daniel 11:42-43


Life- "Life, that is blood." Gen 9:4


Life - eternal - "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent." John 17:3


Life- great object of- "To bring him (man) back to the perfection in which he was first created is the great object of life - the object that underlies every other." PP 595


Life of the flesh – “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.” Proverbs 14:30


Light- I am the light of the world. John 8:12

            The law is light. Prov. 6:23

            Ye (disciples) are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14


Light - false - "Lucifer had presented the purposes of God in a false light - misconstruing and distorting them to excite dissension and dissatisfaction." PP 38


Lights –“ Trials patiently borne, blessings gratefully received, meekness, kindness, mercy, and love, habitually exhibited, are the lights that shine forth in the character before the world, revealing the contrast with the darkness that comes of the selfishness of the natural heart.” PP 134